Interior Recycling

4205 24th Ave. Vernon, British Columbia




Our History

The History of Interior Freight & Bottle Depot

70s to mid 90s

Interior Freight & Bottle Depot

Did you Know? From the 70s - mid 90s Interior Freight delivered Flour to Bakeries.
In the mid 70s a freight company was founded by Hank Aarsen as "Interior Freight Forwarding."

In 1981 it became "Interior Freight & Bottle Depot."
1991 to 1999

New Beginnings

1991 - Soda/Beer Can densifying and processing.

1994 - The company decided to start taking large amounts of cardboard and grow its operations by adding recycling for Plastics, Jars, and Newspapers.

1996 - Deposit system expanded into Juice & Water Containers.

1998 - Deposit system expanded further into all other drink containers and wine & spirits.
2000 to 2009

Further Expansion

2000 - Expanded into Paper Shredding.

2006 - Interior Freight & Bottle Depot decided to add "Interior Mobile Shredding" as a new division and service, Confidential Paper Shredding, to the North Okanagan area.

2008 - Interior Freight & Bottle Depot built a brand new facility to meet the demands and recycling needs of its customers.

2008 - Interior Freight & Bottle Depot started accepting Electronics for recycling.

2009 - Added Paint recycling.

- "Environmental Leadership Award" - Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO)
2010 to present

Waste Management

2010 - Began recycling Styrofoam.

2011 - Started taking Small Appliances.

2012 - Now accepting Power Tools, Exercise Machines, and Hobby Machines

2013 - Expanded into Non Ferrous Scrap Metal

2014 - Expanded recycling services with introduction of Recycle BC

2015 - Awarded Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) recycling contract with the Regional District of North Okanagan

2016 - Chamber of Commerce Green Business of the Year Award

2018 - Other Flexible Packaging services added onto Recycle BC

Community Involvement